Prior to buying we checked records for crime and work permits and only found a few permits but nothing major for work completed. AFter moving in and by chance our gas line was being replaced by the city and the worker mentioned the fire. We asked the neighbor and it was confirmed and mentioned it... Read more »
If there is a latent defect, you may have a cause of action, but it needs to be latent, and it needs to be a defect. If there was something wrong with a house, like a fire, and it was fixed, it's not a defect. If you could see it upon diligent inspection, it isn't latent. It sounds like you are...Read more »
A lawyer is unlikely to be useful for a $1,000 bill, because the benefit will not justify the cost. Try calling the water company. It sounds like a leak to me, and WSSC down here usually adjusts bills that accrued due to a leak. Don't ignore it. It will only get worse, and the water bill runs with...Read more »
Older kid and the gave the rest some money for it-the house. Grandma was still in the house and so was one of my aunts who helped Grandma. Grandma passed away in 1998 but the older sibling had an arrangement to let my aunt be in the house the rest of her life or till dhe decided to move. The older... Read more »
This is the result when laypeople avoid lawyers by having ambiguous understandings that transcend generations. Without reviewing the title and all correspondence, whether signed and on paper or by email, text, checks exchanged, or otherwise, I don't know what rights your aunt may have. At very...Read more »
The judge is bound to follow the law, and the law usually supports whatever the testator intended. There are exception, such as spousal share, but you should probably get a lawyer to review your situation if you can't explain the percentage changes.
My grandfather passed away in late 2019. His will says that all belongings should be divided equally between the 4 children. My uncle is named executor but he has yet to file the will into the probate court. Can he try and sell my grandfather's home to a family member for half of fair market value... Read more »
In Virginia, real estate passes outside of probate. If the unappointed executor is acting in derogation of the Will, and the Will has not been filed, you need to file the Will and move to appoint an Administrator cum testamento annexo (c.t.a.). This needs to happen now and it wouldn't be a bad idea...Read more »
I know of no relationship between religion or spirituality and either adverse possession or the concept of quieting title, though you might want to review a full set of actual facts past a lawyer in your jurisdiction. For example, if any churches still keep their doors unlocked at all hours for the...Read more »
While I decline to render a formal opinion on a deed without reading it and seeing how it is recorded, it is the intent of the language and not specific magic language that creates a joint tenancy with rights of survivorship (JTWROS). A grant that clearly says joint tenant and includes the word...Read more »
We signed a contract as AS-IS with Sellers right to walkaway subject to the home inspection. The Buyers agent provided us an email from the Buyer stating that following the home inspection they became aware of more potential issues. Through that correspondence they said if we did not provide a... Read more »
Before you involve yourself in a significant litigation, the way you enforce your position is that you get a lawyer to review the exact words of each step of the transaction. If your recitation is grammatically accurate -- and there is no reason to believe it is -- I think you are still in the...Read more »
I have a two year lease and the property manager has taken a hostile manner to address issues. She has even threatened that if rules aren’t followed people can die and if I invite my boyfriend over she will call the cops and have him arrested for trespassing.
The landlord is required to give you quiet enjoyment of your leasehold, but you are required to comply with the terms of your lease. It might be wise to coordinate your strategy and fact-documenting with a lawyer, because a judge is not going to believe that you are getting out of the lease for a...Read more »
I'm assuming the septic pipes and tank are on your property. Obviously, you cannot trespass to disconnect another person's house from his own septic system. It would be a very good idea to start with a title search to look for easements to access the septic system on your property. For safety, I'd...Read more »
I guess the LL has been using the address of her home for her kids school district. The school found out they are no longer living here and they must move back in or face the kids being kicked out of the school. LL said we need to be out by the end of the month.
I am a resident in Richmond, VA that has been overcharged in rent by our apartment complex. According to our lease, we are to pay $1607 per month in rent. We have been paying $1689 in rent alone for 11 months. We’ve also been overcharged late fees and attorney fees based on the incorrect rent... Read more »
Estate is being sued by surviving spouse for 1/3 of value of the family farm that was premarital asset (in fam for years). The property is owned f&c now but was used as collateral to purchase other assets/property that created financial gain/property & assets that the surviving spouse has already... Read more »
There is no way to evaluate this competently from your incomplete description. You need an estate or probate lawyer in the state where your father resided at the time of his death. Spousal share cases are complex and often fact-dependent. In other words, the facts you described may or may not...Read more »
I have been renting now for a year and a half on 12-month contracts. My landlord has fallen through or dragged his feet on numerous projects and am through dealing with a house that is physically falling down around me and my family. We are now going to buy a home but the lease of the rental... Read more »
That depends on your state and the remainder of the facts. In some states, a writing with your signature on it, such as the rent check, accompanied by indicia of your assent, like living there, is enough to escape the Statute of Frauds. In others. unless your signature is on the lease, there is no...Read more »
Unless you have the cash to pay the seller the whole price, you are going to have to qualify for a mortgage loan somewhere. There are very very few mortgage notes that can be assumed by new buyers, and even then, you would be taking on a mortgage.
It is probably a good idea to review the facts with a lawyer. It might be that your brother had the right to do that, or he might have been abusing your mother by stealing her money and stealing from the estate. You may be able to collect it back from him or take it as a credit against his...Read more »
Heir Land was sold without family consent without real estate assessment and without right of way. Current owners are trying to sell land but have not been successful. As a family will we need to go to County first to assess where land boundaries are before we present an offer
That isn’t a question, but I’ll give you an answer: You need a lawyer. Your short statement proves you do not understand what you need to do. For starters, there is no such thing as Heir Land. The problems get worse from there. Someone who thinks they own some interest in the land needs to...Read more »
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